Florida Medical Malpractice Lawyers For Victims Of ‘Never Events’
We call them “never events” for good reason — they are shocking mistakes that should never happen in a medical setting. Unfortunately, “never events” do happen, and the results are often catastrophic for patients.
Even when a medical error is particularly egregious, victims of medical negligence will find it extremely difficult to obtain full and fair compensation without the help of an experienced medical malpractice lawyer.
At Saunders Law Group, we represent patients and their families who have been harmed by all types of medical negligence, including “never events.” For a free consultation, please contact our offices in Bartow, Florida, today.
Types Of ‘Never Events’
“Never event” became a term recognized by the medical community in 2001. Since then, multiple types of medical errors or oversights have been categorized as “never events.” Examples of mistakes that should never happen in a medical setting include but are not limited to:
- Wrong-site surgery (or surgery performed on the wrong body part)
- Surgery performed on the wrong person
- Wrong type of surgery performed
- Mistakenly leaving a foreign object (a towel or scissors, for example) inside a surgical patient
- Death due to anesthesia error
- Serious injury or death due to failure to follow up on or communicate lab, radiology or pathology test results
- Maternal death or serious injury that occurs in association with labor or delivery in a low-risk pregnancy
- Serious injury or death of a newborn in association with labor or delivery in a low-risk pregnancy
- Serious injury or death due to the introduction of a metal object in the MRI area
- Serious injury or death due to contaminated drugs or medical devices provided in the medical setting
- Errors in the administration of oxygen (for example, when no gas, the wrong gas or a contaminated substance is administered through a line to the patient)
- Intravascular air embolism that occurs in the health care setting, resulting in serious injury or death
- Electric shocks resulting in serious injury or death
- Patient falls resulting in serious injury or death
Crimes committed in a health care setting are also categorized as “never events.” For example, sexual abuse of a patient, abduction of a patient, and care ordered by someone impersonating a doctor or nurse are all instances of criminal “never events.”
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If you or someone you love has been harmed as a result of medical negligence or misconduct, please contact Saunders Law Group in Bartow, Florida, today. Our medical malpractice attorneys have decades of experience helping injury victims and their families obtain the financial compensation they need in the aftermath of serious medical mistakes. We represent individuals and families throughout Central Florida.